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Parents of Latoya Temilton Advised to Consider Legal Action Against School After Daughter’s Drowning on Camping Trip



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A law firm investigating the death of a Gauteng learner at a campsite in January has advised her parents to sue the school principal and teachers. According to IOL, this development comes after the tragic drowning of Latoya Temilton, a Grade 7 learner, during a leadership camp at the Wag ‘n Bietjie Resort in Witkoppen. According to reports, the pool at the campsite lacked safety measures and supervision despite learners indicating Latoya’s inability to swim.

Also read: Legal Firm Engaged to Investigate Tragic Passing of Grade 7 Student in Pretoria

The legal team identified several shortcomings in the excursion’s planning and execution, recommending charges for contravening various regulations and misconduct. They also suggested removing the school’s defunct governing body. While the department may face civil liability, contributory negligence was noted on multiple fronts, including the camp’s personnel and Latoya’s parents.

The department is committed to implementing the recommendations and reviewing excursion policies to ensure student safety in the future.

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Picture: Meta / The Gauteng Department of Education

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